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Second-generation high-data-rate interorbit link based on diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser technology
Author(s): Heinz Sontag; Ulrich A. Johann; Klaus Pribil
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Paper Abstract

The SILEX experimental program is concerned with demonstrating the technologies of an optical communications link between two satellites; in order to expand system capabilities to the high data rates required for future LEO-GEO interorbit links, a detailed design study has been conducted for a system predicated on diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser technology. Even with telescopes whose apertures are less than 10 cm on the LEO satellite, and transmitter powers of less than 1 W, system transmission performance is greater than 1 Gbit/sec.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46076
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Heinz Sontag, Dornier GmbH (Germany)
Ulrich A. Johann, Dornier GmbH (Germany)
Klaus Pribil, Dornier GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1522:
Optical Space Communication II

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